Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Student Life

Make the most of your university experience. Check out how we can help with the links below.

Student Experience

Orientation for New Students

TRU offers a multitude of educational experiences for new-to-TRU students, providing insights on all aspects of university life.

Student Experience

New Student Mentors

Let us be amongst the first to welcome you to TRU’s campus!

Student Experience

University Transistions

Student Life supports new-to-TRU students making the transition to university.

Future Students

New Student Checklist

Follow this checklist to ensure you don’t miss an important step of getting to your first day of classes.

Student Experience

TRU Lingo

Jargon that's unique to post-secondary education and acronyms unique to TRU.

Future Students

How to Pay Tuition and Fees

Payment methods include via myTRU, online banking, and in person at the campus cashier.

Future Students

Tuition Deposit

Students are required to pay a tuition deposit prior to registering for fall and winter semester courses.

Enrolment Services

Tuition and Fee Details

Wondering how much it costs for an undergraduate education at TRU?

Enrolment Services

Payment Deadlines, Late Payment, Reinstatement, Refunds and Fee Deferrals

Important details regarding tuition fees.

Future Students

Cost Estimator

Use the undergraduate cost estimator to help give you a rough idea for budgeting purposes.

Financial Services

Tuition Sponsorship

TRU's sponsorship model is centered around the needs of our students.

Future Students

Funding Your Education

Thompson Rivers University is able to offer hundreds of awards worth over a million dollars each year to TRU students.


Health and Dental Plan

The Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union runs an extended health and dental plan for members for one reason – to make health coverage affordable.



The TRUSU UPASS is an unlimited transit pass for the City of Kamloops provided to every student enrolled at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.


TRUSU Financial Aid

The Students’ Union offers an emergency bursary program as well as bursaries from the TRUSU Endowment.

Financial Services

Filing Taxes

Most TRU students get a Tuition Tax Receipt (T2202). You need this when filing your income tax.

Faculty of Student Development

Peer Mentor Programs

Peer mentorship programs are a way for you to develop your skills and engage with campus life while supporting your peers.


Student Clubs

Student clubs and associations are coordinated by the TRU Students' Union.

Career & Experiential Learning


Volunteering is a great way to develop experience that will help you with your career development and can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life.

The Omega

The Omega Student News

The Omega is Thompson Rivers University's independent student newspaper and news website.

Faculty of Student Development

Student Leadership

The purpose of the conference is to encourage aspiring and active student leaders to explore their knowledge, skills and values as they relate to leadership.

TRU World

Study Abroad

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and study in a different country for one or two semesters.

Campus Radio CFBX

Campus Radio

CFBX is a campus-based community station that adheres to the policies, ideas and ideals of other campus radio stations.

Office of Student Affairs

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and community partners to guide and support students on their learning journey towards student success.


TRU Student Union (TRUSU)

The Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union is a democratic, membership-based organisation.

Office of Student Affairs

Students' Rights & Responsibilities

TRU policies, academic regulations, academic appeals, and non-academic regulations.

Senate Standing Committee

Academic Integrity

Know your rights and the process of academic integrity.

Faculty of Education & Social Work

Service Learning

For community-minded first-year students wanting exposure to academic, volunteer service and cultural experience connected within and beyond the university context.

Faculty of Student Development

Global Competency Certificate

TRU Global Competency allows students to earn formal recognition for their intercultural and international experiences.

Faculty of Student Development

Leadership in Environmental Sustainability Certificate

The Leadership in Environmental Sustainability certificate allows students to earn formal recognition for their knowledge, skills, awareness, and attitudes that contribute to environmental sustainability competency.

Research & Graduate Studies

Undergraduate Research

Engaging in undergraduate research will increase your academic and professional success.

The Orientation and Transitions team has got you covered all year long
Ambassadors offer mentorship matchmaking to help make your first year as successful as possible
Your peers and classmates can be your go-to resources
Upper-year mentors can help you navigate university and campus life throughout your first year
For more Student Life videos and many others visit the TRU YouTube page.
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